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Accuity Client Summit – Fircosoft Financial Crime Compliance User Conference, New York

June 6 – 7, 2018

The Annual Accuity Client Summit is almost here!

The complimentary event takes place in New York on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th June 2018 at the Millennium Hilton.

The annual summit is exclusive to our Firco Continuity, Firco Trust, and Firco Compliance Link Clients.

The spectacular two-day event provides opportunities to:

  • Discover product roadmaps not seen before
  • Hear from our keynote speakers on current topics
  • Engage in an interactive experience through workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Share best practices with peers as part of the Firco community.

Be sure to take advantage of the exciting networking events throughout the day and into the evening, coupled with entertainment and the best food and drinks in New York.

Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Clark Abrams
Chief, Money Laundering and Financial Investigations Unit, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, City of New York

Clark Abrams is Chief of the Money Laundering and Financial Investigations Unit at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, where he is responsible for investigating and prosecuting money laundering cases, conducting training, and assisting and advising prosecutors throughout the Office on money laundering investigations and prosecutions. He also sits on the Office’s committee that approves and reviews undercover money laundering operations. Over the past 25 years, he has gained substantial experience, in positions with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and Special Narcotics Prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting international money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and financial crime. After serving state appellate and federal trial judicial clerkships upon graduation from law school, Mr. Abrams practiced commercial litigation in New York City, before entering public service. He has served on various Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Groups, was trained as a Mutual Evaluation Assessor for the 40 + 9 Recommendations, and has spoken both in the United States and abroad on issues relating to financial crime, money laundering, and international cooperation. Mr. Abrams, a graduate of Rutgers College and the University of North Carolina School of Law, is a member of the Compliance Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and co-chair of the Financial Crimes/AML Subcommittee.

Markus Schulz

Markus Schulz
Global Head, Financial Crimes Compliance Controls, Standard Chartered Bank

Mr. Schulz looks after the FCC Controls framework for the Group including Customer & Transaction Surveillance, Financial Intelligence & Investigations, Sensitive Clients, Metrics, Analytics, Change & Delivery as well as Learning and owns all FCC systems. He is a trained banker by trade and has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services with more than half of his professional work dedicated to Compliance and Financial Crimes prevention for a number of global institutions.

He is a very active member in the Compliance industry, working with groups like the Wolfsberg Group, Egmont Group, Madison Group, Basel Institute on Governance, Insurance Europe, FATF, IACA and the European Commission just to mention some. He has initiated and lead a number of successful collective industry action groups around topics like Trade & Economic Sanctions, AML and FATCA as well as Ethics in Business.

Mr. Schulz is an Advisory Board member of ACAMS. He is a very frequent speaker and chair at Compliance, and Anti-Financial Crime conferences and summits around the world and has co-authored a number of publications in this field.


Day 1

Timing Agenda
08:30 – 09:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Registration
09:00 – 09:10 AM Welcome Remarks
09:10 – 9:40 AM Opening Keynote: The relationship between money laundering, corruption and sanctions – A Trade Based Money Laundering Investigation and Prosecution Case Study
09:40 – 10:25 AM Accuity Plenary – A Look Forward
10:25 – 11:00 AM Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 AM Customer Keynote: Markus Schulz will share his background, what his concerns and challenges are (current regulatory developments), how he makes decisions and also his vision for the future: what to focus on, what to look for?
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Accuity Plenary: Anticipating and adapting data management innovations for risk detection and operational efficiency
12:00 – 01:15 PM Lunch & Networking
01:30 – 02:15 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Firco Enterprise Plenary: Fircosoft product roadmap & market trends to 2020

Firco Compliance Link session:
Firco Compliance Link Year in Review

02:15 – 03:00 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Gain insights into the future landscape of Firco Live Services and roadmap for 2018

Firco Compliance Link session:
Discuss the future of Firco Compliance Link through its 2018/2019 Product Roadmap

03:00 – 03:30 PM Refreshments & Networking
03:30 – 04:15 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Firco Continuity 5.9: Transaction screening just got more visible
03:30 – 05:00 PM Firco Compliance Link session:
Group Workshop: Level 1 False Positives, how to manage today and in the future?
04:15 – 05:00 PM Firco Enterprise session:
“Know Your Filter (KYF)” – accelerated by Innovation
05:00 – 07:00 PM Event Closing & Drinks Reception

Day 2

09:00 – 09:30 AM Welcome Coffee & Registration
09:30 – 09:40 AM Opening Remarks
09:45 – 10:45 AM Firco Enterprise session:
Firco Continuity 5.9 migration in practice


Keep up with latest requirements in your filter – Best Practices

Firco Compliance Link Session:
Firco Compliance Link v3.4 – Notification API & Case Management Services Deep-dive

10:45 – 11:15 AM Refreshments & Networking
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Firco Live Services – Technical Overview


Best Practices: Transaction Tuning and False Positive Hit Reduction

Firco Compliance Link Session:
Firco Compliance Link Upgrade Process

12:15 – 1:45 PM Lunch & Networking
01:45 – 02:45 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Best Practices: Transaction Tuning and False Positive Hit Reduction


Keep up with latest requirements in your filter – Best Practices

01:45 – 02:15 PM Firco Compliance Link session:
Trade Compliance Overview: Current Trends and Solutions
02:15 – 02:45 PM Firco Compliance Link session:
How to engage with Accuity Product Team (surveys, email addresses)
02:45 – 03:00 PM Closing Remarks
03:00 – 05:00 PM Firco Enterprise session:
Firco Enterprise Training


Meet the experts sessions

Firco Compliance Link session:
Meet the experts sessions

05:00 PM Event Closing